Mark Heywood

Founder and Creative DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
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Mark Heywood

Founder and Creative DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Mark Heywood is a novelist and screenwriter. He is the co-author of the bestselling Mark Dewar “Cordoba” novels set in Arabic Spain. The first book in the series was shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association Debut Dagger Award in 2008. The books are published in English by Endeavour Media, and in Spanish by Ediciones B. He is represented by the Rupert Heath Literary Agency and the Emptage Hallett Talent Agency. He holds an MA (Distinction) in Screenwriting for Film and Television from Royal Holloway, University of London and has trained at the New York Film Academy. Mark has several projects in development including THE REUNION (Formosa Films –director Jon Amiel), IN PLAIN SIGHT (Picture Perfect – director Ben Mole), and BRUNETTE BABY (Mini Productions – television project about police officers who pose online as teenagers to flush out grooming activity). Mark is also a writer/producer on the web series A BILLION TO ONE (Amazon Video).
  • The End of the Line
    A ground-breaking new audio drama about how we treat women who don't have kids.
  • Behind The Spine
    Behind The Spine is a podcast that deconstructs genre and narrative, and finds learning opportunities for writers in the most unlikely of places. Episodes are released weekly from wherever you get your podcasts. Episode one went live this week and we've got some amazing guests lined up, including some from our "The Dots" community! If you put words on a page or a screen, or you are interested in the narrative of the world around us then Behind The Spine is for you.
  • Rhubarb Ghetto - play which will debut at The VAULT Festival in 2020.
    Rhubarb Ghetto is a raw, explosive story set in a graffiti-strewn underpass in London featuring the characters of Billy and Scarlet. Billy is a gang leader tying up loose ends before disappearing to escape the clutches of a mysterious character named Pavel. Scarlet is the mother of their 15-year-old child Alfie. Rhubarb Ghetto is an intimate portrayal of a relationship two decades in the making. It looks at choices and lost opportunities. It poses uncertain futures for the characters against t
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Projects credited in
  • World Book Night 2020
    On the 23rd April we hosted our second annual World Book Night celebration with an incredible line-up of authors and actors reading passages from their favourite books. This year we had to take our event virtual but we were so pleased that this allowed more of you to join this wonderful event. A big thank you to member Mark Heywood for hosting the evening and to all who participated and joined us for such a special evening.
  • Behind The Spine podcast
    I created the concept for Behind The Spine, and continue to produce and edit the show. The podcast deconstructs genre and narrative, to find learning opportunities for writers in the most unlikely of places. https://behindthespine.podbean.com/
  • Big Meeting!
    We run a comedy podcast where we pitch idiotic movie ideas to people in the film industry. We're always looking for guests - film execs, producers, directors, writers, actors, production crew, marketers, PR people, critics. The guest is always in on the joke and we just have fun together. Take a listen and get in touch if you're interested! https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/big-meeting/id1450664355 www.bigmeeting.horse (all the other URLs were taken) --- Pete and Adrian have always wanted
Work history
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    Founder and Creative Directorinkjockey LTD
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    At inkjockey, we believe in the transformational nature of storytelling. We tell stories that move people. In addition to a slate of creative projects across film, theatre and television we provide a range of creative solutions for clients. Whether you’re an actor getting ready for an audition, a writer looking for inspiration, or a business looking to harness the power of storytelling we have a solution to help.
Skills
  • Writing
  • Screenwriting
  • Directing Actors
  • Directing
  • Storytelling
  • Creative Storytelling
  • Creative Development
Education
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    MA (Distinction) Screenwriting for Film and TelevisionRoyal Holloway
     - London, United Kingdom